When we began inspecting the property, we noticed that an area of the soffit was torn open. We took a closer look and found raccoon hair stuck in the opening.
We then inspected the attic and found raccoon paw prints...
...and raccoon droppings throughout the insulation.
We installed a one-way over the main access point and enclosed the area temporarily with hardware cloth. We also placed several baited traps nearby. The one-way allows the raccoon to safely exit the attic, but is designed to prevent it from getting back in.
Once we safely retrieve the raccoon, we'll relocate it to a humane location, remove the contaminated insulation, disinfect the attic area, reinsulate the attic with blown-in cellulose insulation, and seal up the access point with sturdy metal flashing.
We were called out to a home in Somerset, NJ to inspect the attic area for noises being heard.